Bass Coast,

Seeking funding for sports in Bass Coast

Bass Coast Shire Council is applying for Sport and Recreation Victoria grants that, if successful, could help fund the planning and development of recreation facilities.

Council endorsed the Community Sport and Infrastructure Fund grant applications at this week’s Ordinary Meeting, with funding totalling over $500,000 being sought for three projects – the redevelopment of the Wonthaggi Recreation Reserve Netball Courts, lighting for Thompson Reserve in Inverloch and the Bass Coast Municipal Recreation Plan.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said the Community Sports and Infrastructure Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that helps provide high-quality, accessible community sport and recreation facilities across Victoria.

“The grants help encourage increased sport and recreation participation for all Victorians, including more female and junior participation in sports and better access to sport and recreation opportunities,” Cr Brown said.

“Through our applications, we are seeking funding to undertake significant projects that will improve recreation opportunities for our community and, as a result, encourage more people to take part in sport around the Shire.”

Funding announcements for the grant applications are expected from March 2016 onwards.